August 15, 2020
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ICJ directs Pakistan to review the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav

The International Court of Justice has directed the South Asian country of Pakistan to review the case of the former Indian navy officer who was awarded death sentence by a Pakistan military court.

The court has identified that Pakistan failed to respect the existing International norms and procedures in the case.

It has observed that Islamabad failed to provide consular access to the former Indian navy officer.

As per the existing International norms and procedures, Pakistan should have provided consular access to the Indian national.

The order is the outcome of a petition filed by the Indian government demanding the reconsideration of the case charged in Pakistan against its citizen.

In that sense, the verdict is the victory of the country.

Pakistan is less likely to defy the verdict delivered by the judicial wing of the United Nations, in which Islamabad is a member.

Pakistan is supposed to respect the judgement delivered by the International Court of Justice based in Netherlands.

The case has been considered by a bench of sixteen experienced judges from across the world, including the president of the ICJ.

It is hoped that the Indian man will get justice that he deserves as soon as possible.


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